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BEST APPLESAUCE WAFFLES

Vegan Applesauce Waffles are made with simple pantry staple ingredients and are so easy to make! Top with warm Skillet Cinnamon Apples and pure maple syrup for a healthy and delicious breakfast!

side angle view of plated cinnamon applesauce waffles.

Over the last month or so, I’ve used up 2 bottles of cinnamon and too many apples to count!

We’ve made classic Applesauce, Cranberry Applesauce, Applesauce Bread, Apple Coleslaw, Cinnamon Oatmeal, Apple Cranberry Crisp and Favorite Cranberry Orange Bread, all of which use apples and/or cinnamon.

It’s been a tasty few months and all these delicious recipes are waiting to be bookmarked and made!

So here I am finishing off the last bottle of cinnamon with these healthy, easy and delicious applesauce waffles. They’re kid friendly, mother approved, and the whole family will love them!

Applesauce Waffle Ingredients

Here is the everything you’ll need, with tips and variations to make the best vegan applesauce waffles:

  • Applesauce: Use unsweetened applesauce if possible to keep sugars to a minimum. You can make your own applesauce, or use store bought, organic preferred. I like to keep a few single serve applesauce cups on hand too, they equal 1/2 cup and are a perfect size for recipes like these applesauce waffles.
  • Flour: I’ve used spelt flour here, but white whole wheat or all-purpose if great too. To make these gluten-free, use your favorite all-purpose flour blend.
  • Oil/Butter: I used Miyokos butter (which is absolutely amazing). Oil works too, use your favorite oil. If using coconut oil, just be sure it’s in liquid state and all other liquids are at room temp so it doesn’t chill and harden.
  • Milk: I always tend to use unsweetened vanilla almond milk when baking, but use your favorite non-dairy milk. If you don’t have vanilla flavored milk, you may like to add an extra teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  • Spices: Cinnamon is the perfect warm spice for these applesauce waffles and the vanilla is another wonderful flavor added here. To change up the flavor profile, try adding a pinch of nutmeg or allspice.

Adjusting For Dietary Restrictions

  • Oil-Free: You can replace the oil with unsweetened applesauce for oil free waffles! Just be sure your waffle maker is non-stick.
  • Gluten-Free: Use 1 – 1 gluten free flour, or your favorite gluten free flour blend.
top down view of applesauce waffles on a wire cooling rack

How To Make Applesauce Waffles

Applesauce waffles are so easy to make! (Note – The full printable recipe is at the bottom of this post)

  1. Simply preheat your waffle iron (affiliate link).
  2. Mix the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt, add in the milk, applesauce, butter/oil, and vanilla, and mix to combine.
  3. Using a 1/2 cup measuring cup, scoop up the batter and pour onto the center of the waffle iron, close lid and wait for the light to turn green. Repeat until batter is gone, makes about 4 waffles.
  4. Keep waffles warm in a preheated oven.

That’s it, healthy, easy, delicious applesauce waffles ready for the table in about 20 – 25 minutes or freeze for later!

top down view of plated cinnamon applesauce waffles.

Serving Suggestions

  • In the cooler seasons, top your applesauce waffles with these warm Skillet Cinnamon Apples or this Blueberry Compote.
  • In the warmer seasons, add your favorite fresh berries or sliced bananas for a heart healthy breakfast.
  • And for a boost of protein, add a sprinkle of nuts or seeds – pecans, walnuts, pumpkin seeds and hemp hearts would all be great!
  • Serve with Simple Tofu Scramble and Breakfast Potatoes for an even heartier meal.

How To Store Waffles

  • Refrigerator: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator in a covered container for up to 5 days.
  • Freezer: Applesauce waffles are freezer friendly and can be kept for up to 2 – 3 months in the freezer. To freeze, let cool completely and place in freezer safe containers or ziplock bags, placing a piece of parchment paper between each waffle so they don’t stick together.
  • Reheat: Warm the waffles from frozen using a toaster oven or microwave.

More Vegan Waffle Recipes!

Not only are waffles an easy breakfast/brunch meal idea, but they’re great for a light lunch or dinner too. Try these other vegan waffles to keep it varied and different, you just may find a new favorite waffle recipe for the meal rotation!

side angle view of cinnamon applesauce waffles with fork.

If you try this easy waffle recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make.

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BEST APPLESAUCE WAFFLES

Warm and delicious homemade vegan applesauce waffles, made with simple ingredients and perfect for a healthy breakfast the whole family with love!

  • Author: Julie | The Simple Veganista
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 4 waffles 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Brunch, Entree
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 1/2 cups (210g) flour (whole wheat, spelt, or all-purpose)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of mineral salt
  • 1 1/4 cups (281ml) unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 cup (113ml) unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup (56g) non-dairy butter/margarine or oil (I recommend Miyokos)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

Preheat waffle maker according to manufacturer’s instructions. Also, preheat oven to 200 degrees F., for keeping the waffles warm.

In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt, mix well. Add in the non-dairy milk, applesauce, butter/oil, and vanilla, mix well, until most of the flour lumps are gone.

If using this Cuisinart waffle maker (affiliate link), or one similar, using a 1/2 measuring cup, scoop up batter and pour in the center of the heated waffle maker plate. Close the cover and wait until the light turns green.

Gently remove and place waffles on a wire rack in the preheated oven until the remaining waffles are made.

Serve: Pair your waffles with warm Healthy Skillet Cinnamon Apples and pure maple syrup. Would also be great with this easy homemade Blueberry Compote. In the summer months, top with fresh fruit like sliced banana, strawberries, or other fresh berries.

Storage: Store leftover waffles in the refrigerator for up to a week, or store in the freezer for up to 1- 2 months. When ready to eat, pop them in the toaster oven.

Notes

Gluten-Free: Make these gluten-free by using all-purpose gluten-free flour or your favorite GF flour blend.

Oil-Free: To make oil-free waffles, replace the oil with applesauce and use a non-stick waffle maker.

Updated: Applesauce Waffles was originally published in December 2018. It has been retested and updated with new photos and helpful tips in February 2021.

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14 Comments

  1. This is the best waffle recipe I’ve tried out of many. Absolutely perfect! Bonus that it was easy and only requires a handful of normal ingredients I keep on hand. Thanks!

  2. These were exactly what I’ve been looking for! Made these with all purpose gluten free flour. Golden and Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Will be making these again and again!

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